Design Centre Stories

A Rosy Glow

When it comes to interiors, things are heating up. Colours from the warmer end of the spectrum are dominating, bringing cheer to any space: think soft peach, blush and coral; earthy terracotta and Etruscan red; and punchy watermelon and tangerine. Style them together in a tonal scheme, where they work surprisingly well together, or add contrasting forest green, teal and mint.

Pale, coral-tinged pink is swiftly becoming one of the “new neutrals”. GP & J Baker has recoloured a well-loved archive design, ‘Fern’ (above left) on a blush ground as part of its Signature II wallcoverings; and Samuel & Sons’ Tiverton collection includes these ‘Pleated Border’ and ‘Fan Edge’ designs (above right), the latter of which has a scalloped profile that’s as delicate as the tri-coloured threads that it’s made from.

At Manuel Canovas, overscaled prints encourage big, bold design statements. The lush ‘Salengro’ (above left), available as both a fabric and a wallcovering, evokes exotic adventure in tropical climes, and ‘Tourelles’ (above right) is a stylised floral realised in incredibly detailed embroidery. Both are available from Colefax and Fowler.

Romo has included some warmer shades in its Dune collection of washable brushed cotton (above left), which has a subtle textured appearance, and looks fresh next to mineral greens and mustard yellow. Pierre Frey’s mosaic-like ‘Le Hammam de Kachan’ wallpaper (above right) pairs soft sage green with blush pink; it’s based on a 1960s design from the company’s extensive archive.

Using clay and earth tones is way of enhancing a connection with the outside world. ‘Talavera’ (above left) is part of Cole & Son’s homage to the Spanish city of Seville, with a trompe l’oeil design of overflowing porcelain flower pots on a plastered wall. The scored terracotta surface of Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam Ltd’s ‘Crossroads’ lamp (above centre) brings a rustic informality to interiors. Harlequin is influenced by the laid-back lifestyle of Ibiza for its Mirador collection, with new fabrics including the geometric ‘Mehari’ (above right), inspired by the pattern of the kilim rugs that adorn chic Ibizan fincas.

Cole & Son, Ground Floor, Centre Dome
Colefax and Fowler. Ground Floor, South Dome
GP & J Baker, Ground Floor, Design Centre East
Harlequin, First Floor, South Dome
Paolo Moschino for Nicholas Haslam Ltd, Ground Floor, Centre Dome
Pierre Frey, First Floor, Design Centre East
Romo, First Floor, North Dome
Samuel & Sons, Third Floor, Centre Dome

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